Your body is a boat

| Philosophy and poetry | 4 Comments

"To reach the Western Lands is to achieve freedom from fear. Do you free yourself from fear by cowering in your physical body for eternity? Your body is a boat to lay aside when you reach the far shore, or sell it if you can find a fool... it's full of holes... it's full of holes."

- William Burroughs (1914 - 1997), The Western Lands.

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That's pretty deep... I'll have to dwell on that for a while now.

Is it really that deep or is it pretty straight-forward if only you read it in the right frame of mind?

Maybe it is just the boat metaphor that makes me think it could be pretty deep... and deeper... and deeper. Especially when there are holes in it!

Ah, deeper not in the sense of some hidden metaphorical message, but rather deep like a sunken boat (our body) which we have cast away just in time upon having reached the shore.

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